Season opener offers fans a great golf experience

The ANA Inspiration brings the LPGA Tour to Rancho Mirage for golf’s first 2019 major tournament. The world’s best women golfers tee it up April 1 – 7 for the annual event on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage.

Golf fans won’t want to miss a minute of the fierce competition for the $2 million purse and coveted Dinah Shore Trophy, the winner’s famous jump into Poppie’s Pond or the awarding of the coveted Champion’s white robe.

Defending champion Pernilla Lindberg headlines a list of past champions returning to Mission Hills Country Club. The Swede made history last year by capturing her first major championship in dramatic fashion with a 30-foot birdie putt after a grueling eight-hole play-off. She will be joined by the world’s top three players, Ariya Jutanugarn, Sung Hyun Park and Minjee Lee.

 

Your ticket to the action

General admission tickets are on sale now. Free admission is available to active duty military, military retirees with military ID (spouses with IDs are also included), first responders with ID, and children aged 17 and under.

In addition to being able to take in great golf on this spectacular course, the tournament offers a number of experiences for the whole family.

  • LPGA players are known for being incredibly friendly. Stop by the autograph tent and meet your favorite player, get an autograph, and maybe even a selfie.
  • Get into the swing of things in the LPGA Lesson Zone for a free 10-minute swing lesson. It’s an easy way to grab tips to take your game to the next level.
  • Don’t forget to pick up a free Official program to get information on all the golfers in the field as well as hole-by-hole insight. Daily Pairings Guides are also free and distributed by Desert Sun.

 

Go off course

With so much to see and do in Rancho Mirage, take a few extra days on your own or with the family to explore local attractions. Hungry? From tasty take out to fantastic fine dining, you can find something to please your palate.

Then relax in one of a number of Rancho Mirage resorts with spacious rooms, poolside patios, private villas and other options to suit all your needs. Many hotels offer discounts and other deals to make your golf getaway even more affordable.